We, the staff of the United Nations Information Centre South Africa, are truly saddened by the passing of Nelson Mandela. A mighty tree has fallen. Our beloved Madiba is gone but his legacy will linger in our hearts for many generations to come. May his life inspire us all.While we grieve your loss, we celebrate a life well lived.
Madiba meant a great deal to this Organization, as he was a symbol of hope, perseverance, and unwavering courage. He taught us the need for struggle and showed us the power of forgiveness.
His persistence to liberate the oppressed is one that has and will always inspire us. We commit ourselves to do all that is in our power to preserve his legacy and press for a world where every individual enjoys the right to freedom, dignity and security.